I work at the Mount Sinai Cancer center . love to read but have no time . this has made my life easy . I love to travel always with a good B
Best book better than fifty shade of gray
The story, the way it made me travel the romance , it make you fall in love with Gabriel , his love
John Morgan bring Gabriel a live , my god bless is voice ,
Yes and more
Must read , it a keepers
Not if it's like this
Made Gabriel sound really old
I hate tat I wasted a credit on this
I am not sure I would want to take the time needed to listen to another of this author's stories. This book has an excellent premise and one that could have led to much more action. Story was just too slow for me. Made it seem to drag on in between good parts.
Some parts were. I think the book could have been much shorter. It seems the author could have developed some of the other characters that could have created drama in the times when the story seemed to slow down in between action parts.
All of the words spoken in Italian and quoting Dante's Inferno- while very romantic, was tedious. Not all the parts were translated after the character said them so you may have listened to 3-5 minutes of beautiful speech only to find that you would not know what was said in English. Frustrating.
This is a great book for true romantics.
Julia was my favourite character, an innocent who becomes stronger and more independent as the story progresses.
easy to liten to
Gabriel's leaving julia was a true tear jerker
John Morgan did a decent job, i would listen to him again.
Let me first say, I do not enjoy chick flicks, all the mushy love crap doesn't work for me. This was a slow moving love story. I finished the book but i regret spending a precious credit on it. I chose the book from some of the other reviews,I thought this was a more erotic story and less learning and exploring new love. Inferno should be changed to a morning after smoulder.
Didn't read print
The entire story was captivating. The narrator played the parts beyond imagination...
Not a favorite he did them all tremendously
Julia(anna) strength in breaking her identity
Will recommend without a doubt
Pacific Northwest Gardener
I read these when they were first available on Kindle and absolutely loved them, and was delighted beyond words to see them on Audible. Sweet love story with just enough angst to keep it interesting. Definitely NOT a cookiecutter story. I won't go into the story as many have already done that here. If they had been just a little "hotter" it would have been a better read for me ... jm2cw / personal preference. The end of the book was fabulous!
So ... I already loved the Gabriel character, but adding the voice of John Morgan made him positively swoon-worthy! I was not familiar with Mr. Morgan, but I will definitely look for more of his work. Wonderful!
Highly recommended and worth a credit.
If your looking for action like you got in 50 Shades of Grey then don't waste the 18 hours of your life that it will take you to listen to this audio book. There isn't any until chapter 35 or something like that in the last 50 minutes of the story. I wish i never baught it.
Equally as good.
There is no comparison.
He gave Gabriel a voice.
Sometimes forgiveness seems impossible but that is what miracles are made of.
A must read, listen to, have!!!
I write a Film and Food blog called Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine). However, that doesn't yet pay the bills, what does, is boring, monotonous and tedious. But by the Grace of God, I'm able to entertain myself listening to audiobooks while working.
It's obvious Reynard tried way too hard to recapture the lightening in a bottle that is "50 Shades of Grey":
Like Christian, Gabriel is extraordinarily rich and a troubled soul. Orphaned as a child and raised by the perfect adoptive parents. Including a sister who is the only one not intimidated by him. He even has an unstable ex-girlfriend wanting him back.
Like Anna, Julia is a 23 year-old, innocent student, studying literature. And just as stupidly clueless. She even has a very similar relationship with her father.
It's a drawn out romance with minimal plot, centered around dialog & sex between the two protagonists; but believe it or not, the dialog is not as good as 50 Shades, which was not exactly pros. And the sex doesn't even come close!
The one thing the story had going for it was the many references to the middle ages poet Dante Alighieri and his muse Beatrice. The climax of the book would be the perfect opportunity to bring their "alter egos" full circle. Instead Gabriel leaves clues for Julia to let her know why he's disappeared, by quoting another middle ages couple. This wouldn't be so bad except Julia doesn't pick up on any of the literary references, even though she's supposed to be getting a Harvard Doctorate on this stuff!
Then once all is revealed she doesn't even feel stupid or apologize for being so obtuse.
Narrator John Morgan had the perfect voice for Gabriel, but because there is so much dialog, it would have been better if Julia had been read by a woman. Morgan sounded like a strange drag queen and never seemed to have the right inflection for Julia's emotions.
These characters were not delightful or interesting enough for two books. If she had combined "Gabriel's Inferno" and" Gabrriel's Rapture" into one book, it would have been passable in terms of plot and romance.
But trying to stretch such a simple story into two books, made each novel feel weighted, full of exposition and never ending.
I know you're probably wondering why I read the second book if I was so dissatisfied with the first one. I was curious to see if things would pick up. More importantly, Gabriel and Julia's physical relationship, was supposed to heat up in "Gabriel's Rature", which it did, but again, not worth a second book.